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Topic: what are possible chemicals coming out from the newsprint / magazines?  (Read 410 times)

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Offline shvcko99

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When we touch or rub newspaper, our fingers will be dirty, what are those chemicals?

Even though without touching it, it is easy to find some special smell from the newspaper, what are they?

With enough ventilation, could those chemicals go away on its own? Will it contaminate food if put nearby?

I'm planning to keep A LOT OF newspaper and magazines home

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Boy some of the questions we get here...

Well, I had to look it up but it seems a lot of Newspapers these days (they still exist?) use Soy Ink. Who knew? Otherwise, the inks use a petroleum based.

You may find this article interesting/useful.
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Boy some of the questions we get here...

Well, I had to look it up but it seems a lot of Newspapers these days (they still exist?) use Soy Ink. Who knew? Otherwise, the inks use a petroleum based.

You may find this article interesting/useful.

The article in your link is dated in Nov 1998. Is the information still up to date?

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Even if not 100%, new inks are rather safer than the old ones, safety regulations are getting more and more stringent.
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